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PCLC Overview

Customized Operational Training and Yearlong Mentoring

Don′t reinvent the wheel! Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ (PCLC) provide intensive, operational training and yearlong mentoring for palliative care programs at every stage of development and growth. Established by the Center to Advance Palliative Care and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2004, PCLC has trained almost half of the nation′s hospital palliative care programs.

Return on Investment

If you′re just starting a program, PCLC training will result in less ramp-up time and a more efficient, cost-effective program. If you are already an active program, the PCLC curriculum will help ensure your sustainability and growth. See What People are Saying

Eight Leading Programs Located Across the United States

The PCLCs represent diverse settings including health systems, community-based hospitals, hospices, academic medical centers, cancer centers, children′s hospitals, VA and safety-net hospitals. Each offers a close, hands-on experience, as well as a 12-month mentoring follow-up to guide you through the challenges of program growth and sustainability. Who are they? Choose the PCLC that′s right for you.

Training and Mentoring by Physician and Nurse Leaders

PCLC faculty are leaders in the field and experts in applying the most effective palliative care program models. You’ll benefit from their deep experience, knowledge and mentoring in all matters of program development.

Team-Oriented: Who Should Attend?

PCLC training is oriented to teams rather than individuals. Teams of hospital and hospice health care professionals involved in starting or running a palliative care program, including physicians, nurses, social workers, administrators and financial managers are encouraged to attend. CAPC seminar attendees should attend.

Training to Address the Specific Needs of Your Team

PCLC Core For planning, starting or restarting a palliative care program. PCLC Core is tailored to your individual program. Two-day, small group, hands-on training and yearlong mentoring in all operational essentials of program development. CME credits are available.
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PCLC Custom For active programs up and running for at least one year. PCLC Custom is literally customized to the needs of your individual program. One- to two-day, small group, hands-on training and yearlong mentoring that addresses the key issues that active programs face.
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PCLC Consult For active programs — we come to you! PCLC Consult is even more customized than PCLC Custom. PCLC faculty comes to your institution to address any areas you need to tackle. One- to two-day training and yearlong mentoring.
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PCLC Peds For pediatric programs at every stage of development. Two-day, small group, hands-on training and yearlong mentoring.
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“The financial and operational technical assistance we received provided us with a great framework to continue our growth and development. Now, with the help of our PCLC mentors, we are moving our program forward.”
-Mary Hicks, NP
 St. John Hospital and Medical Center
 Detroit, MI

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